Sunday, August 8, 2010

Dr. Seuss Baby Day

For the past couple of months, Kristin's mom, sister, Cat and I have been planning Kristin's FIRST Dr. Seuss themed baby shower! It has been such an exciting and lengthy process and the day of the shower finally came - yesterday! Throughout the past months, many emails have been sent, there have been several little planning meetings, and for Cat and I...a lot of scrap booking and crazy crafting.

We were constantly on the search for new ideas and all sorts of colors and other crazy things to "Dr. Seussify" things! The shower was a big success and Cat and I were very pleased with the results!


Our first project was to create a guest book for everyone to sign at the shower... 

We weren't afraid to make a bit of a mess and get a little crazy... but here is the final product:

Cat and I also had the opportunity to make our very first diaper cake!!

Now introducing....THE HORTON HEARS A WHO! DIAPER CAKE!! (Those little blue pom poms surrounding the cake were the biggest complication...)

Our main concern was making sure the majority of the decorations and such throughout the party were practical. We didn't want to be wasting money on all sorts of things that Kristin would never even use! So, one day we show up for a little meeting at the Jacka household and Terrie busts out tons of little goodies to use as center pieces! With all of the incredible things Terrie bought, Cat and I did our thing to transform the goodies into Dr. Seuss styled center pieces...

In honor of "One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish" we put rainbow goldfish crackers into little fish bowls on some of the tables!

Each basket of gifts that Terrie put together had a little theme - bath time, poopy time, nap time, and more!

Our boss, the incredible and magically creative Jenny Busby created this masterpiece!!! This was pretty much the best part of the entire shower...

When things were pretty much put together on Friday, Cat and I were concerned that it was a little too...white. We wanted more COLOR involved. So, Kellie Cat and I made our way to party city for a few more additions: giant punching balloons and confetti!

I think these balloons added a good amount of color...thank you Kellie for getting high up there on the ladder and risking your life to make this place look good!


Kellie slaved away and made soooo many cute cupcakes. She baked them ALL, and decorated the fancy little blue and chocolate ones!

Its so hard to tell in this picture, but in those blue ones it says "Logan"! Adorable!

We found a cute idea on another blog for these Thing 1 Thing 2 cupcakes with cotton candy as the was a little more difficult than expected. And within an hour all of the cotton candy withered away...oops!

For food we served yummy chicken salad sandwiches, some veggies, and green devilled eggs!

Just some delicious jello cups that go along with the red, white, and blue theme that Dr. Seuss loves so much :)

We played just a few games at the shower...but one of Kristin's other "must haves" was baby olympics! This involved each table to take a diaper off a baby/stuffed animal, powder its booty, put the diaper back on, and then chug a baby bottle. Lets just say this was quite a hilarious and rigorous activity...

Naturally, our mommy-to-be destroyed the bottle chugging...

Therefore, this team became the official baby olympic GOLD MEDAL WINNERS!!


It was so fun to sit back and watch Kristin open all of her cute gifts! Logan got hooked up for sure and will have an adorable nursery and be pretty much the best dressed little boy! 

Overall, I would say that this was a huge success! Now I am ready to just meet this little guy...


  1. You and Catlin had such cute ideas! You are officially hired to throw my baby shower, I'll even give you 3 years to prepare :) ha just kidding but really, it looked SO fun and extremely detailed!

  2. sooo cute! you ladies did a great job!!

  3. I'm so sorry I wasn't there.... To be honest, I didn't think I was invited!! I guess Katie got the invitation.....but never showed it to me. :( I'm so sad. I would have totally been there! If you ever want Katie and I to show up at something, MAIL TO ME!!! lol. She's Miss Scatterbrain!

  4. Oh, and P.S. you all did such an incredible job! Seriously, this is professional quality. Amazing!!!

  5. You guys are EXPERTS!!!!!! This was amazing!!

  6. what a cute shower idea! you ladies did a great job!!! i wish i were that creative! seriously so cute

  7. i am so impressed!!! i loved all the pictures and the decorations! o my goodness what a blast! way to go guys!! best baby shower ive ever seen :)

  8. The green deviled eggs is so cute! The theme was cute too!